Philip Galinsky, Ph.D. in Evanston!

attention all sambistas!

the director of Samba New York! will be coming to the Chicago area April 18th-21st!

Philip Galinsky will be giving a workshop in Evanston!  special thanks to LP and Philip himself.

  • Saturday April 20th 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ 1490 w. chicago ave, evanston, il
  • $20
  • Rio Style Samba Fundamentals
  • room 2 in the lower level of Nichols Hall

contact to reserve your spot.  he is also available for private lessons.

here is his bio: 

Philip Galinsky is a percussionist and ethnomusicologist specializing in Brazilian music. He founded Samba New York! in 2003 and is the group’s Director and principal percussionist.

Conducting music research in Brazil since 1993, he has published widely in the field of ethnomusicology, including pioneering work on the pagode samba and mangue beatmovements. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, where his doctoral dissertation,Maracatu Atômico, was selected for publication in Routledge’s Outstanding Dissertations series. Dr. Galinsky has taught ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, UC Davis, and Hampshire College, also founding and directing samba percussion ensembles at each of these schools.

As a percussionist, Dr. Galinsky has studied with various master Brazilian drummers, including Jorge Alabê, Jonas de Oliveira (Mestre Jonas), Odilon Costa (Mestre Odilon), Aílton Nunes (Mestre Aílton), and Miguel do Repinique. He has performed in the Rio Carnaval since 1999 with some of the world’s most renowned samba schools, including Mocidade, Salgueiro, and Imperatriz — a rare honor for a non-Brazilian. Since 2010, he has been a member of the top-scoring Bateria of the Acadêmicos do Cubango Samba School in Rio, led by Mestre Jonas.

Dr. Galinsky has been lauded as one of the foremost educators of Brazilian percussion in the United States. Since 1994, he has taught hundreds of samba students, including the leaders of such groups as Phillybloco, Harlem Samba, Mais Um, and Batala NYC. He has given workshops or held residencies at such institutions as NYU, City University of New York Graduate Center, Stony Brook University, Drummers Collective, Frederick Douglass Academy, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Michigan. He has been on the faculty of the California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California since 2009 and regularly teaches percussion courses through Samba New York!

A leading authority in the US on Brazilian music, he is available as an educator and specialist in Brazilian percussion for workshops, lecture-demonstrations, private instruction, and performances.